Avery County was awarded a $610,000 Community Development Block Revitalization Grant.

High Country Press reports the grant was unanimously approved by the Avery County Board of Commissioners.

According to the report, the grant program is one of the longest running programs of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. It provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.  

In Avery County, the grant will used for emergency housing repairs and replacement for locals.